Breathe Underwater

Breathe Underwater by J. Rylee D. 

The waves of you, they pull me under
Memories of who we used to be
Like an anchor, they drag me deeper
And I’m finding it hard to breathe

There’s a storm that’s surging through
I swim against the current of you and me
I should’ve run after you
When you turned around, but I watched you leave

Slowly, the pain subsides
But every now and again, those tides will rise
And I won’t lie, I’ve cried
So I let go, and dream that you’re still by my side

Because with you, I can breathe underwater

I just want to say, “I’m sorry, love”
I wish I could be everything you need
I know “sorry” won’t be enough
No words can fix the wounds that cut too deep

Baby, I hope you don’t feel like me
Barely breaking the surface
Waiting for the hurt to roll back out to sea

Sure, it gets hard sometimes
And yeah, I know the tides will rise
No, I won’t lie, I cry
I let go, and dream you’re by my side

Because with you, I can breathe underwater

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J. Rylee D.

I’m just a 26-year-old girl who spends her life daydreaming. I have always been an avid reader and writer, but recently published my poetry and a book on a public platform.

I like to portray honest and raw vulnerability in my work because life isn’t always pretty. I want to inspire people to fight for their happiness and to tell their truths, because they deserve to be heard and know that they are believed, and that they matter!

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